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Heck, I'd have done it for free!!!

post #1 of 12
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I can't believe that 2 people from Wilton are coming over tomorrow for 3 hours and are giving me a $250 Visa gift card!! They're going to watch me decorate, and they're bringing the cake, frosting, fondant and all of the tools. It's for research and development -- they want to see if the instructions in their yearbooks are easy to follow. It sounds like fun and, honestly, I would've done it for free.

But, I'll certainly take the $250!!! I already earmarked $100 of it for a GelPro mat for my kitchen, and I'll use the rest as butter and egg money for Cakes for a Cause (my charitable baking mission.)

I'm so excited!!!
post #2 of 12
AWESOME, WISH IT WAS ME!
They may not remember the words you said but they will remember how you made them feel.
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They may not remember the words you said but they will remember how you made them feel.
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post #3 of 12
Oh how exciting - thumbs_up.gif
one question - what is this mat you speak of icon_smile.gif

Bluehue
post #4 of 12
What a unique experience. Congratulations on that.
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Originally Posted by Bluehue

Oh how exciting - thumbs_up.gif
one question - what is this mat you speak of icon_smile.gif

Bluehue



A GelPro mat keeps your legs from feeling fatigued after hours of standing in front of the mixer/sink/counter. http://www.gelpro.com/shop/gelpro-gel-mats
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Originally Posted by Bluehue

Oh how exciting - thumbs_up.gif
one question - what is this mat you speak of icon_smile.gif

Bluehue



A GelPro mat keeps your legs from feeling fatigued after hours of standing in front of the mixer/sink/counter. http://www.gelpro.com/shop/gelpro-gel-mats



Thank you so much for that link - i just Googled for them here in Australia and i have found a place in the next State over from me...
http://www.imagemats.com.au/go/mat-products/domestic-mats/im-gel-pro
(incase any other Australian wants to check them out)
I am goimg to phone them tomorrow and see if they have a distributor in my State - otherwise i can order one on line....
What a brillante product -
Many thanks...
Oh and come back and tell us how your Wilton day goes...

Bluehue
post #7 of 12
Lucky, lucky you! Do keep us informed on how it goes.
post #8 of 12
JGMB, that sounds like so much fun!
post #9 of 12
Congrats icon_lol.gif
I am a scratch baker working towards becoming a decorator, too Man, I hope practice really makes perfect
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I am a scratch baker working towards becoming a decorator, too Man, I hope practice really makes perfect
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post #10 of 12
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Well, they were actually here for 4 1/2 hours, but it was so much fun!!! As promised, they brought all of the supplies, including cakes and frosting. I was to make the cake from pg 100 of the 2013 Yearbook, with no help from them. As I worked, they asked me questions and we chatted about other things.

As you can probably tell, this only my 2nd time attempting fondant -- I'm usually strictly a buttercream girl!

They did give me the $250 Visa giftcard, but also one of those new Wilton totes just chock full of stuff:

2013 yearbook
pkg of 13x19 cake boards
Jewelry design fondant mold
Fabric design fondant mold
4.5 lbs of buttercream frosting
10 lbs of fondant
1 btl lemon extract
3 vials silver luster dust
Orange, rose and lemon yellow gel colors
1 pkg dowel rods
Roll-n-cut mat
20" fondant roller
9" fondant roller
4-piece circle cookie cutter set
1 roll silver fancifoil wrap
7-piece pack deluxe brush set

So, it was definitely a great experience, even if the cake is REALLY ugly!!
LL
post #11 of 12
Ooh, fun prize basket and your cake is NOT ugly! It's very cuteand much better than my 2nd attempt at fondant.
post #12 of 12
Your cake looks great, even though I don't know what it is... is it supposed to be Steampunk? Or something? Some kind of luggage? I'm so sorry, I'm not insulting your work at all - you did a great job, it's very clean work.

That's a great experience, and a nice bag of swag and $$$ to boot!
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